Celio District Rome (rione XIX)

The Celio district is the 19th rione of Rome. It is one of the neighborhoods most frequented by tourists, since important monuments like the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine can be found within its borders. The district is named after one of the city’s famous seven hills.

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Villa Celimontana Rome

Rome‘s Villa Celimontana, which is located on the western slope of the Celio hill and at only a short distance from the Colosseum, acquired its present name in the year 1925. The park was founded in the year 1580 by the Mattei family.

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Santo Stefano Rotondo Church Rome

The Santo Stefano Rotondo Church is located in the Monti district in Rome. Its main attraction is a rather gory cycle of frescoes by Pomarancio depicting torture scenes. Although in theory always open, it can be hard to visit the interior since it is an extremely popular church for weddings.

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Fontana della Navicella Rome

The Fontana della Navicella (“Fountain of the Small Boat”) can be found on the Via della Navicella in front of the church of Santa Maria in Domnica in the rione Celio in Rome. It was built in 1519 and probably replaced an earlier damaged version.

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